Dr. Carl Backer, MD

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Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Dr. Carl Backer, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Backer is affiliated with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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    Dr. Backer's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
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    Dr. Backer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Disease
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      Mayo Med Sch

      Graduated in 1980

    • Internship Hospital
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 1981

    • Residency Hospital
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 1985

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 1987

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Maze Procedure
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)